- Booster Gold
Justice League America
Volume 1, Issue 32, November 1989
Released September 12, 1989
Cover Price: $1.00
Guide Price: $2.00 (as of 2011)
Writers: J. M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen
Penciller: Adam Hughes
Inker: Art Nichols
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Letterer: Bob Lappan
Assistant Editor: Kevin Dooley
Editor: Andrew Helfer
Heroes: Batman, Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold, Captain Atom, Fire, Flash III, Green Lantern IV, Ice, Martian Manhunter, Metamorpho, Mister Miracle, Power Girl, Rocket Red 4
Villains: Gray Man, Irwin Teasdale
Supporting: Simon Stagg
Setting: Balkan Mountains, 20th-century
Cover Description: Animal Man, Batman, and Mister Miracle are assaulted at night by a savage gang of men, women, and children. (No Booster Gold.)
Brief Synopsis: The JLA and JLE continue to struggle to combat the spreading vampire plague.
Booster Gold's role in this story:
Featured (Booster Gold plays a prominent role)
Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit
Issue Notes: This is the third book in a 4-part crossover with Justice League Europe collectively titled "The Teasdale Imperative."
This story has been reprinted in:
Justice League International Omnibus (2020)
Justice League International Volume 6 (2011)
Page 5, panel 6
Wearing a United Nations Hazardous Materials (HazMat) suit, Booster airlifts Mister Miracle out of the range of a cloud of (potentially) fatal gas.
Page 10, panel 1
Appearance of industrialist Simon Stagg. Stagg was once the employer of archeologist Rex Mason and was indirectly responsible for his gaining the powers that transformed him into Metamorpho, the Element Man in The Brave and the Bold, Vol. 1, #57. Though Booster once ran an international empire that would have likely crossed paths with Stagg, this is their first depicted meeting (and Booster isn't even on-panel).
Page 12, panel 2
In flashback, Teasdale mentions that he is researching a disease called Poryphrya. There actually is a disease called Porphyria, and as Teasdale indicates, there is evidence to suggest that the disease may be the scientific basis for vampiric legend.
Page 20, panel 1
Appearance of Java, a prehistoric man rescued from suspended animation by Rex Mason and employed by Simon Stagg. Java is also Metamorpho's rival for the affection of Sapphire Stagg.
Boosterrific Review: Really, this comic book is everything that a Justice League comic book ought to be: fun and beautiful action-adventure super heroics.
Boosterrific Rating: Boosterrific!
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